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Learning from Lives and Deaths - people with a learning disability and autistic people (LeDeR)

The LeDeR programme, funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement, was established in 2017 to improve healthcare for people with a learning disability and autistic people. LeDeR aims to:

 

  • Improve care for people with a learning disability and autistic people.
  • Reduce health inequalities for people with a learning disability and autistic people.
  • Prevent people with a learning disability and autistic people from early deaths.

 

LeDeR summarises the lives and deaths of people with a learning disability and autistic people who died in England in annual reports. The 2021 reports were made by researchers at King’s College London collaborating with academic partners at the University of Central Lancashire and Kingston University London, copies of which can be found below. Accessible versions, including a video summary of the findings, are available as are key “TakeHome” posters.

 

LeDeR Report 2021

LeDeR Report 2021 - Easy Read and videos

Partners
The main report and the accessible versions were produced in conjunction with our academic and community partners: The University of Central Lancashire, Kingston University London, Staying Alive and Well, Foundation for people with learning disabilities, Pathways Associates and the Estia Centre. More detail on the LeDeR report can be found at www.leder.nhs.uk/about

Group lead

Andre Strydom

Professor Andre Strydom

Professor in Intellectual Disabilities

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